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October 1, 2014

Novak Djokovic defeated Canadian Vasek Pospisil 6-3, 7-5 on Wednesday, extending his perfect record to 21-0 at the China Open. The top-seeded Serb is searching for his fifth title at the Beijing tournament, which would also secure him as the end of the year world number one.

October 1, 2014

Li Na has been named an Official Ambassador of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore presented by SC Global, the WTA announced. The recently retired two-time Grand Slam champion is the highest ranked player ever from Asia, and has quickly become a legend in her home country of China.

September 30, 2014

Rafael Nadal began his comeback Tuesday in Beijing at the China Open, notching a 6-4, 6-0 win over Richard Gasquet. Nadal, seeded second in Beijing, was playing in his first match in over three months after nursing a right wrist injury.

September 30, 2014

Maria Sharapova was a winner over Elina Svitolina in the second round of the China Open Tuesday in just under 90 minutes, 6-2, 6-2 to move into the third round at the event.

September 30, 2014

I grew up playing tennis in the early 1970s where everyone played with wooden racquets and the majority of good players played with a Continental Grip. I was taught the Continental Grip for every stroke, including the forehand. 

September 29, 2014

Petra Kvitova and Eugenie Bouchard met in the Wuhan Open on Saturday in a rematch of this year’s Wimbledon final, and the result was the same as Kvitova captured the inaugural Wuhan Open title with a 6-3, 6-4 victory.

September 29, 2014

Great Britain’s Andy Murray captured the Shenzhen Open title on Sunday, coming back from a set down to defeat Spain’s Tommy Robredo, 5-7, 7-6(9), 6-1.

September 29, 2014

Serena Williams did not get off to the start she wanted in the China Open’s first-round on Monday, but rallied to defeat Spain’s Silvia Soler-Espinosa 7-5, 6-2 to advance.

September 29, 2014

Led by singles victories from CiCi Bellis, Tornado Alicia Black, Michael Mmoh and William Blumberg, the United States won both the Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Finals on Sunday in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, sweeping the 16-and-under world team titles for the second time in the last seven years.

September 26, 2014

It all started with a Skype conversation between the Roger Federer and Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn regarding a tweet Vonn directed at Federer last October about how she would gladly play tennis with Federer if he would take to the slopes with her. 

September 26, 2014

The final of the inaugural Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open is all set and will feature a rematch of this summer’s Wimbledon final. Third-seeded Czech Petra Kvitova will take on sixth-seeded Canadian Eugenie Bouchard for the Wuhan Open crown as well as a spot in the WTA Finals in Singapore.

September 26, 2014

Andy Murray rolled into the semifinals of the Shenzhen Open on Friday, disposing of Lukas Lacko 6-3, 7-5 to reach the tournament’s final four. He saved four break points to beat the Slovakian in 80 minutes.

September 25, 2014

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) held its annual meeting at the Mina A’Salam Hotel in Dubai, India this past week as representatives from all over the world came to discuss the future of the ITF.

September 25, 2014

Third-seeded Petra Kvitova followed up her win over fellow Czech Karolina Pliskova on Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over another rising star in Caroline Garcia. Kvitova, after battling it out for three-sets versus Pliskova, needed just one hour and 21 minutes to wrap up the straight set win and move into the Wuhan Open semifinals.

September 25, 2014

Top-seeded David Ferrer was bounced from the Shenzhen Open in the second-round on Thursday, falling to Serbia’s Viktor Troicki 3-6, 4-6 in a match that lasted a little over an hour.

September 25, 2014

The USTA Metro Region just finished up its 2014 Queens and Manhattan season. Regional Playoffs were held on Saturday, Aug. 2 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center where there was some great tennis played.

September 24, 2014

Another round at the Wuhan Open has brought yet another upset. The top seeds at the inaugural tournament from Wuhan, China continued to fall on Wednesday, this time it was the fourth-seeded Maria Sharapova bowing out in the third-round, as Swiss qualifier Timea Bacsinszky put an end to the Russian’s run with a 7-6(3), 7-5 victory to notch her third career win over a top 10 opponent.

September 24, 2014

The following is a simple and consolidated checklist for junior tournament players working their way along the developmental path to future U.S. Open tournaments.

September 23, 2014

Denise Starr and Robert Levine, two elite players who reside in the New York City area, spent this past summer training at Gotham Tennis Academy/Stadium Tennis Center. While their opinions are unique, their perspectives are universal. Recently, they fielded questions from campers, as well as from parents of aspiring young players.

September 23, 2014

While Agnieska Radwanska and Ana Ivanovic’s early exits from the inaugural Wuhan Open highlighted Monday’s action, the upsets continued Tuesday as top-seeded Serena Williams and the second-seeded Simona Halep failed to make it through to the third round.

September 22, 2014

Athletes generally perform at their best when they are playing with confidence. Tennis is no exception. Players with confidence believe they will succeed, while those lacking confidence don't, causing their shots, decision-making and overall game to suffer.

September 22, 2014

Ana Ivanovic defeated second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 7-(2) to win the Toray Pan Pacific Open on Sunday. The third-seeded Serbian captured her fourth WTA title of the year, using a dominant first set to upend the U.S. Open finalist from Denmark.

September 22, 2014

Maria Sharapova notched another three-set win on Monday, defeating fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the second-round of the inaugural Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open.

September 19, 2014

Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska was defeated at the Kia Korea Open on Friday, falling to American Varvara Lepchenko 7-6(4), 2-6, 2-6. The fifth-seed fought off a loss in the first set tiebreaker to cruise through the final two sets and beat Radwanska for the second time this year.